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Saw orthopedic today for major knee pain;numbness in feet. said wasn't ligament sprain like other doctors said.gave me steroids. knee hurts.confused?

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Dr. Karen Butler answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Sounds like you have had this knee seen by a few doctors. I would suggest you return to your primary doctor and start over. Not right here for your symptoms. Be persistent until a diagnosis is found

Answered Nov 25, 2016

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

NMS but the numbness in your feet points to a nerve impingement issue likely starting at the lumbar spine. This may also be causing your knee pain as well especially there is no evidence of sprain or joint swelling. A neurologic exam may be in order.

Answered Nov 28, 2016

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